UC Health Announces New Board Chair, Three Board Members

CINCINNATI (November 3, 2017) — The UC Healthcare System and UC Health announced today a number of changes recently made within the UC Health Board of Directors.

Sandy Heimann

On Oct. 25, Sandy Heimann was elected chair of the board of directors for UC Health. Heimann joined the UC Health Board of Directors in 2012 and most recently served as vice chair. Recently retired, Heimann was vice president of American Finance, vice president of Great American Insurance Company, and also previously served as the chair of the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees. Other officers of the UC Health Board of Directors include: Jeffrey Wyler, vice chair, and Joseph Broderick, MD, secretary.

Recent board chair Margaret Buchanan, former publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer, stepped down from the board to relocate with her family to Boise, Idaho. Buchanan had served on the UC Health Board of Directors since 2010.

“We are grateful for Margaret’s leadership and for her dedication to UC Health since its inception,” said Richard P. Lofgren, MD, UC Health president and CEO. “Sandy’s proven combination of leadership, business acumen and her passion for our mission and vision at UC Health is an asset to our organization.”

In addition, three new community leaders were announced as members of the UC Health board: Joanne Harris, Gary Johns and J. Carter McNabb.

Joanne Harris

Gary Johns

J. Carter McNabb







Harris currently serves as vice president – sales, North America for Procter & Gamble. During her 30-year career with P&G, she has established herself as a strong community leader focused on keeping the consumer at the center of her work. Harris also serves on the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Industry Affairs Council.

Johns is the chief executive officer and owner of G&W Products, located in Fairfield, Ohio. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Johns is an active member of the community and serves on a variety of boards, including UCATS, Sealtite, University of Cincinnati Foundation and The Cincinnati Regional Business Committee.

McNabb has served as managing director of River Cities since 1999. For almost two decades, he has worked in the healthcare industry, including service on the boards of Nico, OrthAlign, TissueTech and PerfectServe.

“I am honored to serve as the chair of the UC Health board,” said Heimann. “We recognize our great responsibility to our community as the region’s academic health system. Our board—including our fantastic three new members—is inspired and we are pleased to support the outstanding work of our talented and caring clinicians and associates.”

For more information, please visit uchealth.com/board.


About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving the Greater Cincinnati region. Affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching – a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians (includes nearly 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute; UC Cancer Institute; UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute; and UC Diabetes & Metabolic Disease Institute. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at UCHealth.com.


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